Paul McCartney recorded a version of Fats Domino’s ‘I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday’ in 1987.

It was written by Domino, Roy Hayes, and Dave Bartholomew, and first recorded and released by Bobby Mitchell and the Toppers in 1957.

Domino recorded the song in 1959, with Bartholomew producing. It was the b-side of the single ‘I Want To Walk You Home’, which reached number 22 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

McCartney’s version was recorded on 20 July 1987, along with 11 other known songs: ‘Kansas City’, ‘Twenty Flight Rock’, ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’, ‘I’m In Love Again’, ‘Bring It On Home To Me’, ‘Lucille’, ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Just Because’, ‘Midnight Special’, and ‘It’s Now Or Never’.

‘I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday’ was first released as a b-side of McCartney’s ‘My Brave Face’ single, along with ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, another Domino song from the July 1987 sessions.

Choba B CCCP was initially released in the Soviet Union in 1988. Three years later it was given an international release, with the bonus tracks ‘I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday’, ‘Summertime’, and ‘I’m In Love Again’.

Previous song: ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’
Next song: ‘That’s Alright (Mama)’
Published: |